La Boqueria, Barcelona

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Take in the local culture by meandering through the throngs of people going about their daily business at La Boqueria, arguably the country’s best-known market. Noted for selling a wide range of local products, including fish, meat, vegetables, and fruit, the market has been open since 1836. It’s worth a visit just for the colors, smells, and sights of the fresh foodstuffs displayed and sold here. Friendly vendors can tell you exactly where and how their goods were grown, raised, or harvested. Avoid driving and arrive as early as possible to miss the crowds. If you can allow time, take a seat at one of the cafes and spend a few moments observing other travelers as they search for a little bit of something Spanish to take home with them. Make La Boqueria part of your personalized Barcelona itinerary using our Barcelona trip maker app .
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  • Open from 8 am to 8pm, this bustling market was built on the ruins of an old convent called Sant Josep. Like famous place in Barcelona, it can be hard to know the best way to experience it!  more »
  • I am just a passing tourist who lives in Barcelona until the summer, but I got all the time to explore different restaurants, food stalls and markets, in search of some good yummy treats. The ambiance...  more »
  • Well is my second time visiting and exploring Barcelona, and this little market is always a must.. is beautiful to see all those perfect fruits, juices, ice cream and specially the jamon and cheeses, ...  more »
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  • I loved visiting the market. It is a must while in Barcelona and a tourist activity to do. The market if fairly large with a variety of choices on display such as seafood, meats, fruit, and vegetables. I had the chance to visit during the winter and summer. With the different seasons the experiences changed. During winter, there was of course less fresh fruit and vegetables, but there was holiday candy out to buy. During the summer, there is more fresh fruit and vegetables plus there are more stands open and there is more cooked food available for purchase. There was always fruit juice cups to purchase, which I recommend because it is tasty. There are multiple stands that sell fruit juice.
  • One of the best markets in Barcelona or even Spain. An abundant number of stall selling the best pro use that Barcelona has to offer. The cured meats on offer is mind blowing, you could spend hours and hours in this market. Don’t be afraid to ask for samples from the vendors. There are plenty of small tapas bars specializing in different kinds of food. From seafood, to desserts, grilled meats and cured meats. I would recommend to spend a meal, breakfast or lunch within the market, getting small portions of food and getting a wide variety. Vendors here are very friendly and cheerful. Not many maybe able to speak English but food is pretty much universal.
  • I like visiting this market. It's so colourful. Really pleasing to the eye with such huge fruits, vegetables and other fresh produce. There are two shops that serves fresh seafood. Have not tried but think it would be good looking at the queue of people trying to get a table.
  • I was very excited to come to this market, friends of mine who used to live in Barcelona told me it was a must visit place. Apparently the market has changed quite a lot over the past few years. It’s cute but it seems to cater completely to tourists and most vendors seem to be selling the same things. I would recommend going to one of the lesser known markets, you will find more variety and more local vendors.
  • I loved it here, so much selection, in fact too much. It made my head hurt trying to decide what to eat. It's a foodie heaven. I could have stayed in there for most of the day; chatting, eating and drinking. I don't think the rest of the stag party would agree to that though.
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